Black entertainment television

BET UK: ONE YEAR LATER…

BET UK (Black Entertainment Television) officially launched here on February 27th 2008. But as the network approaches the first anniversary of it’s UK launch, do you think it has succeeded in making a positive impact here in the UK? Has BET successfully managed to gear its content towards a British audience? Has the programming so far been positive and informative? Has it helped to promote homegrown talant effectively? Is BET UK everything that you hoped it would be? If so then why? Has BET []

2008 BET HIP HOP AWARDS: BEST UK HIP HOP ACT NOMINEES

The nominees are: DIZZEE RASCAL WILEY CHIPMUNK SKEPTA GIGGS             GHETTO         Some of the acts here deserve to be nominated, but others just make me cringe with embarrassment. Can you guess which acts those are? I wonder who the lucky winner will be …….. The awards ceremony will take place in Atlanta on October 18th, and will then air on US television on October 23rd.  The ceremony will probably air here in the UK sometime after that (a week later). But we []

VIDEO OF THE DAY: R KELLY SPEAKS ON PORN CHARGES FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE ‘NOT GUILTY’ VERDICT

R Kelly’s spoken publicly for the first time since being cleared of child pornography charges in America. The R&B star, 41, said he had come out of the experience stronger and hoped to move on with his life and career. Asked by Black Entertainment Television (BET) if he had a weakness for teenage girls, he replied: “When you say teenage, how old do you mean? “I have some 19-year-old friends, but I don’t like anyone illegal if that’s what we are talking []

B.E.T CHIEF REGINALD HUDLIN RESIGNS

Black Entertainment Television chief Reginald Hudlin has resigned. Hudlin is returning to his “entrepreneurial roots” as an independent producer, according to an internal memo Thursday from BET Chairwoman and CEO Debra Lee that was released publicly by BET. BET executive Stephen Hill, who’s in charge of music programming and talent, will serve as interim entertainment president during the search to replace Hudlin, Lee said. Continue Reading….